• Report at Youth Hostel Dalhousie - 21st, 26th April,1st,6th,11th,16th,21st,26th May, 2018
  • 6D/5N(Fees Rs.4500/-+ Bkg Chrg Rs.225/-)
  • Simple vegetarian food, Sharing accommodation, Equipments, Training, Forest entry fee, Guidance and group Insurance
2018 21 Apr
2018 26 May
Date Total Seats Seats Booked Seats left Book Now
21 Apr, 2018 100 0 100 Book Now
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21 May, 2018 100 0 100 Book Now
26 May, 2018 100 0 100 Book Now

* About Program:

Dear students, Every year we organize a Special Nature study cum trekking expedition programme . So once again we are conducting the special National Himalaya Trekking Expedition (Nature Study) at Dalhousie. This programme includes many adventurous activities which can boost your future with courage, leadership, National Integration, team spirit and lot of fruitful achievements

Note:-These programs are exclusively for YHAI members. Membership is also available at Base   Camp/Online/State Branch/Units and YHAI Trekking expeditions are not subsidized by the Government or any donors.

*Location : Dalhousie, Chamba District of HP

*Flora and Fauna: Flora of Dalhousie mainly comprises of alpine ranges and line of Deodar trees. Trekkers can see the deodar trees standing majestically, on the other side colorful flowers bloom in the hilly terrains of the place. Blue Bull, Leopard, Mongoose, Fox, Barking Deer etc can be seen in this region.

*Highest Altitude Gain: 9800 Feet


Reporting Dates :- 21st,26th April,1st,6th,11th,16th,21st,26th May, 2018


* Duration:

6D/5N (on 6th day Students will have to check out only after breakfast)


* Reporting Point:

Youth Hostel Dalhousie


* Program Includes:

 Simple vegetarian food, Sharing accommodation, Equipments, Training, Forest entry fee, Guidance and group Insurance

* How To Reach: Nearest Railway Stations are Ambala & Chandigarh. Regular bus services from Pathankot, Delhi & other parts of Punjab are available round the clock. 

* Day Wise schedule:

# Day 01:Training/Acclimatizationonce the students will report at base camp will be taken for acclimatization walk around the base camp to gain some height for proper acclimatization.

# Day 02: River Crossing: Students will have trek around 5 hours ascending and descending to Bada Nallah where they will enjoy River Crossing in guidance of our professional instructors and once all students enjoy the river crossing, will come back to base camp

# Day 03: Trel to Kalatop: Students will be transported from base camp to Lakharmandi by bus where from they will start trekking to reach Kalatop which is situated at an altitude of 8000 feet from sea level, after photo session students will come back to base camp via jungle route trek which can take 05 hours approximately.

# Day 04: Height Gain: Students will be transported by bus from base camp to Dainkund by bus which is located at an altitude of 9800 feet and will start Trek to Joth (9000ft) after photo session will trek back to Base camp which can take 04 hours

# Day 05: Rappelling followed by Certificate Distribution and Recreation Activity : on this day students will be taken to Panchpulla for Rappeling, Panchpulla is the nearest rock craft area to the base camp. After rappelling students will have to trek for couple of hours to reach the beautiful waterfall and after photo session back to base camp. 

# Day 06:  Check out: Group will have to check out after breakfast

Program schedule and route are subject to change without prior notice.

* Who can Participate:

Nature Study program is open to age group of 10 -15 yrs. Only junior members are allowed to participate. Overage / underage students shall not be considered in any case.


* How to Participate:

Online Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online by paying program fee along with online booking amount i.e. Rs.4725/- (Rs.225/- Online Booking Charges).

We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card payment on for online payments.

After successful transaction Admit Card will be generated. Participant has to carry "Admit Card", "Trekking Medical Certificate" & "Membership Card"(Print out of temporary membership card may also be accepted) at the time of reporting to the Base Camp.

Offline Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply on the prescribed "Trekking Registration Form" duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate", along with a DD of requisite amount of Rs.4500/- in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi. The Trekking registration Form, Trekking Medical Form and DD may be sent to following address:

Trekking Department, National Office

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi – 110021, Contact: 07827999000

Members can also apply through our YHAI Units or State Branch in their respective area.

All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. National Office will send the Admit Card along with confirmation letter to the participant at the address mentioned in "Trekking Registration Form".


* Cancellation Policy: In case you are unable to join this trip you will get 50 % (Rs. 2250/-) of the program fee as refund, provided your online cancellation request is received before 5th April,2018

Offline booking cancellation Request will be sent to Please attach the copy of your Admit Card in your cancellation request email.


Request for cancellation and refund may be sent through post/courier at following address provided it should reach National Office before 5th April’2018

Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred.

Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity/Unfit medical condition will not be considered as a cause of cancellation.

Refund may be given after completion of the programs.


* Notice to Participant for any illness or injury: YHAI Group Insurance cover is for accidental death or permanent disability only. You are advised to take personal insurance cover for your journey and other related matters. Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of mountain biking routed for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.


* Food & Supplies: Simple vegetarian food.

* Accommodation Facilities: pucca accomodation on sharing basis.

* What participants should along:

Rucksack (if you have), Cotton Shirt, Cotton Trousers, Woolen Jersey or Jacket, Woolen Muffler / monkey cap, Light raincoat, Hunter shoes, 2 pairs of woolen socks, Hand gloves, Torch with spare batteries, Water Bottle, Lunch Box, , Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, Medicines which you normally use at home, Camera with extra battery.

* Notice to Participants:  Notice to Participant

1.  Students will have to follow the schedule strictly. If participants may wish to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the program and checking out.

2.  Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.

3.  This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.

4.  Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Import of any Non bio - degradable Material in Himachal Pradesh is an offence

* Certificates: Participants, who successfully complete the trekking and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.

* Special Casual leave: The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.

* Justice TPS Chawla Scholarship: YHAI announces Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.

* Adventure Scholarship for Physically Challenged: YHAI announces 50% adventure scholarships of Rs.2000/- each to physically challenged youth (including deaf & dumb) for this expedition. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI, on a plain paper supported by relevant documents/certificates.  


* Photography Competition: After the completion of each trekking expedition, a photography competition will be held for which attractive cash prizes and certificates will be awarded. You may also send your entries in the form of colored slides or prints on the following subjects: Nature-birds, Flowers, Scenic Beauty, Camping and Trekking. The size of the prints should be 8” x 10”. Please give brief details of the location of the subjects and also your name, address and group number on the reverse of the photograph. YHAI has the right to retain/use even the entries which are not selected for awards due to acknowledgement/compensation. Last date for submitting entries is 31st July 2017.

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